When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Cat

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You know your cat better than anyone else. The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your cat is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait.

However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden onset abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness or inability to walk
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Discomfort, straining or inability to urinate or defecate
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